Hamilton County Job and Family Services Child Care covers part of the cost of child care for eligible low and moderate-income families. In order for a provider to care for children of families receiving publicly-funded child care, the provider must be licensed by the state or county.

School age child care payment changes were made in January 2016. Learn more here

Becoming a Provider

There are three types of Child Care providers. To learn more about the difference between Child Care Centers and the various types of home providers please review Child Care Opportunities.

All homes and centers are licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. For Type B Homes, Hamilton County Job and Family Services recommends for licensure and inspects for ongoing compliance with licensure rules..

To learn more about how to open a Child Care Center or Type A home, please visit the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

To learn more about how to become a Type B provider, or to apply, please review Applying to Become a Type B Home Child Care Provider.